A recent post on Chinese social media network Weibo has leaked the specs of the upcoming Vivo X6 smartphone.
In the said Weibo post, the Vivo X6 smartphone was revealed to have high-end specs and premium price tag. But the leak also shows that the device is designed to be pitted against the mobile giants. Among the leaked specs are a Helio X20 chip, 21-megapixel camera, and quick-charge feature, according to the Press Examiner.
The Vivo X6 will also come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. Users of the smartphone can expect a better video and gaming experience because 1 GB of its RAM will be dedicated for video play, the report adds. more >>
Taiwanese smartphone company ASUS has revealed which of its flagship devices will be receiving the much-awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the near future and the ASUS ZenFone 2 is on top of the list. This was revealed during the company's ZenTalk forum last Monday, November 16, according to a report in Tech Times.
The list includes the ZenFone 2, as well as other variants of the ZenFone 2, such as the pricier ZenFone 2 Deluxe/Special Edition, the ZenFone 2 Laser and the ZenFone 2 Selfie. The only other device on the list that is not a ZenFone is the phablet called the PadFone S.
According to the report, the list is also indicative about the sequence with which the update will be received by those devices on the list. With ZenFone 2 being first on the list, the report speculates that the device with model number ZE550ML and ZE551ML will be the first to get the update, followed by the other devices on the list. The last device to receive the update will be the PadFone S. more >>
The classic role-playing game that was made famous on the PlayStation 2, "Odin Sphere" will be getting a high-definition remake titled "Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir" which is set to be released in Japan in January 2016. North American fans of the RPG game have more reason to be excited about the game's western release as game publisher Atlus recently announced that they will be releasing a "Storybook Edition" that will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 consoles. The collector's edition will be available in North America and will be released during spring 2016, according to Gematsu.
The special edition set will be selling for $79.99 and will include a hardcover Art Book that will contain 64 pages of original drawings from the game's artist George Kamitani as well as artists from game developer Vanillaware, an Art Print which is said to contain a not-yet-revealed design, and a t-shirt with a Potion Recipe for turning Mandragora plants into survival potions that are commonly used in the game. A copy of the PS4 game will be encased in a special metal slipcase with game art in front and back. The whole package will be boxed in a sturdy, outer box for easy shipping.
Meanwhile, the standard PS4 edition of the game will sell for $59.99, while the PS3 edition will be available for $49.99. The PS Vita edition will sell for $39.99. Standard editions will also come with a softcover version of the art book, but will be available at selected retailers. more >>
Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy S7 smartphone in the beginning of 2016, the latest rumors say.
Ahead of the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the South Korean tech giant had already revealed that the device will feature a new camera sensor. Now, the latest rumors say the company will announce its next flagship device in January 2016, according to Realty Today.
Samsung usually announces Galaxy devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which takes place in late February. The MWC 2016 will be held between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25 in Barcelona, Spain. But for the Galaxy S7, rumors say the tech giant will veer away from the MWC launch and announce the smartphone a month earlier in a separate event, Android Pit reports. more >>
The 2016 MacBook Air will probably not be released because Apple is planning to end the Air lineup in favor of the iPad Pro, the latest rumors say.
Carolina Milanesi, the head of U.S. Business for Kantar World Panel Comtech, said Apple may soon drop the Air line to focus on mobility and portability that the iPad Pro offers. There are now speculations that the tech giant may decide not to release the 2016 MacBook Air anymore, Yibada reports.
"All [notebooks] need to be more mobile, so something like the Air doesn't need to be branched out anymore," Yibada quotes Milanesi's statement. "... And it's to Apple's benefit not to have so many 'families' of Macs." more >>
The new Apple iPad Pro may be too large for those who want a regular tablet and awkward to use for those who need a portable computer.
Apple has recently released the new iPad Pro, its biggest tablet device yet. Unfortunately, many consumers find it too bulky for an iPad, and its features are too backwards for a laptop, according to Star Tribune.
The iPad Pro boasts of a 12.9-inch LCD Retina Display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 (264 ppi). It is very thin at just 0.27 inches and also very light at just 713 grams. The giant iPad runs the iOS 9 and the A9x chip with M9 motion coprocessor and is powered by a 10,307 mAh Li-Po battery, Gizmodo reports. more >>